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Auckland Airport

General information

Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand. The airport is located on the North Island, consisting of two terminals and one runway. It is mainly used by carriers Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia. From Auckland Airport in New Zealand you can fly to two destinations in South America: Santiago de Chile (LATAM Airlines, 11 hours) and Buenos Aires (Air New Zealand, 12.5 hours).


Where is Auckland Airport situated?

Auckland Airport is located in the north of New Zealand, south of the most populous city in the country. By car, you can reach the airport through the motorway State Highway 20.

How many terminals does Auckland Airport have?

Auckland Airport has two terminals, called Domestic Terminal and International Terminal. Both terminals are located on the north side of the runway within a 10-minute walk from each other. You can also take the free terminal transfer bus service that operates every 15 minutes between 05:00 hours and 22:30 hours.

Airport Map



The distance from Auckland Airport to the centre of Auckland is 21 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Auckland.

From AKL Airport to Auckland City centre by Car
21 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Auckland Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Auckland Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Auckland Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Auckland Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Auckland Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Auckland is about NZ$ 60.-. Book your taxi at Auckland Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From AKL Airport to Auckland City centre by Taxi
21 km
25 min
NZ$ 60.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Auckland Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Auckland Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Auckland Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Auckland Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Auckland Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Auckland Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Auckland Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Virgin Australia
  • LATAM Airlines
  • Qantas


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Auckland Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Novotel Auckland Airport, Auckland

Located next to Auckland International Airport, Novotel Auckland Airport offers elegant modern accommodation, a restaurant, a bar and a fully equipped fitness centre. Guests enjoy 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi per day and free Wi-Fi in the business...


ibis Budget Auckland Airport, Auckland

ibis Budget Auckland Airport boasts the essentials for a short stopover in the airport vicinity.


Sudima Auckland Airport, Auckland

Sudima Auckland Airport is 5 minutes drive from Manakau Harbour and Butterfly Creek and 15 minutes drive from Rainbow’s End. Auckland’s City Centre is a 30 minute drive away.

Hotels in Auckland

Looking for the best hotels in Auckland? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


The Grand by SkyCity, Auckland

The Grand by SkyCity offers contemporary 5-star rooms and suites with views of Auckland Harbour and the city skyline. Guests enjoy award-winning restaurants, a bar, a fitness centre and a luxurious day spa. Guests enjoy free WiFi in the rooms.


ibis budget Auckland Central, Auckland

Centrally located in Auckland CBD (Central Business District), ibis budget Auckland Central offers modern accommodation with a kitchenette, en suite bathroom and a balcony. Free WiFi is provided.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Auckland Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Auckland Airport: 5G/4G/3G Travel SIM Card for New Zealand

Get connected in New Zealand with a reliable 5G/4G/3G SIM card from three different package options. Get high-speed internet, make calls and send texts on the best network from a top mobile provider.


Auckland: Whale and Dolphin Watching Half-Day Eco Cruise

Experience Hauraki Gulf Marine Park on a 4.5-hour marine eco-safari. Enjoy a guarantee where if you don'ts see any marine mammals, you can take the cruise again for free.

Tour & transport

Auckland: 9000, 13000, 16000, or 20000-Foot Tandem Skydive

Skydive from 9000, 13000, 16000, or 20000-foot and experience up to 85 seconds of insane freefall. Reach a speed of up to 200km/hr above Auckland's stunning coastal landscape.


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